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The Ultimate 10 Step Whole-House Cleaning Plan

Yes, your primary goal in cleaning is to remove dirt. But at what cost? Surely you don't want to injure yourself and damage the very thing you are trying to clean. You want to get it done as quickly and with as little effort as possible.

2. Clean from the top down
2. Clean from the top down
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Don't fight gravity when you clean. You'll lose.

Working from high to low almost always works better in cleaning individual rooms.

When you're cleaning the entire house, start on the top floor and work your way down to avoid tracking through rooms you've already cleaned.

When you're cleaning a single room, first remove the cobwebs from the ceiling and upper mouldings.

Then dust the ceiling fan and light fixtures, followed by window frames and wall hangings.

Moving downward, conquer the furniture, baseboards, and floors.

This ensures that any dust shaken loose from on high does not settle on something you've already cleaned below.

Simi­larly, when you clean windows and mirrors, start up high and work your way down, because your cleaner obeys gravity. 

This saves you effort and time.

The ancillary to this rule is always to clean left to right, starting at the door to the room.

That way, you'll never miss a spot or go over the same area twice.



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